Michigan Implements Statewide Hotline to Report Abuse and Neglect

By CR Staff

There is a single phone number to call to report suspected child abuse and neglect in Michigan, now that the state’s Department of Human Services (DHS) has replaced its 83 county-based call centers with a centralized hotline. “The rollout of the centralized hotline is a major step forward in our campaign to reform Michigan’s long […]

Tulsa World Article Showcases Children’s Rights’ Fight for OK Foster Kids

By CR Staff

Children’s Rights’ Founder and Executive Director Marcia Robinson Lowry sat down with Tulsa World reporter Ginnie Graham to talk about the reasons behind Children’s Rights’ legal action to reform Oklahoma’s foster care system and what U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell’s approval of the settlement agreement will mean for abused and neglected kids in Oklahoma. The […]

Young Professionals Gather at a Charity Networking Event Benefitting Children’s Rights

By CR Staff

The antique chandeliers subtly lit the VIP section of The Ainsworth — but guests of the Children’s Rights Young Leadership Committee filled the venue with palpable energy for the organization’s first happy hour benefit. Nearly eighty of New York City’s prominent young professionals raised close to $2,000 on February 21st to support our efforts to […]

Foster Mom Says OK Often Failed to do What Was “Best For The Child”

By CR Staff

Kelly loved fostering babies and keeping them out of the local shelter. She loved getting to know the children and advocating for the care they needed. Most of all, she simply loved having babies around. What she didn’t love was the frustration that came from working with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). Kelly’s […]

Victory for OK’s Abused Children: Deal Reached to Repair State’s Foster Care System

By CR Staff

More than 8,000 abused and neglected children depend on the Oklahoma child welfare system for care and protection. But the very system charged with protecting Oklahoma’s kids had continuously failed to fulfill its obligation to these already vulnerable children. Now, thanks to the unwavering advocacy of Children’s Rights and Tulsa-based law firm Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, […]

National Adoption Month Reminds Us Home is Where the Heart is

By CR Staff

November celebrates adoptive families and raises awareness about the needs of kids in American foster care. There are more than 400,000 children in American foster care right now. Over 100,000 of them are waiting to be adopted. In honor of National Adoption Month, Children’s Rights salutes each of the inspiring adoptive families that stands up […]

Aging Out of Care, Running Out of Options

By CR Staff

Former foster youth face long odds in the job market — more than half will be unemployed after leaving care — but one young adult in Tennessee is showing how reform can change a life. The unemployment crisis has touched nearly every community in America — according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the […]

The Power of a Helping Hand

By CR Staff

For a New Jersey mother to get her life and family back together, she needed some help — and an innovative program called Reunity House was there to make sure she got it. Ann Williams is more than willing to admit she’s dug some of the holes she’s found herself in over the years. A […]